Just as when everything seemed to be falling in place for the Indian team, the in-form batsman Prithvi Shaw was injured while fielding. The youngster hurt his left ankle badly while taking a catch at the deep midwicket boundary on the third day of the warm-up match against Cricket Australia XI at the Sydney Cricket Ground, on Friday.
Prithvi Shaw seems to have landed on his right ankle, twisted inward, and in the process rolled his foot abruptly, while attempting the catch. Shaw took the catch but tumbled over the boundary ropes eventually.
Watch Video Highlights: Prithvi Shaw Injures Left Ankle During India vs CA XI Practice Match
The shot did take Max Bryant to his half-century, but the attention immediately shifted to Prithvi Shaw, who was later chaired off the field by team India's physiotherapist Patrick Farhat and a support staff member. The incident happened during the 15th over of the match.
The following incident comes as a massive blow to the Indian team, just six days before the first Test match. Shaw looked a certainty in playing XI after the dynamic right-handed batsman hit a fluent half-century on the previous day. Prithvi Shaw Scores an Eloquent Half-Century in a Practice Match Against Cricket Australia XI: Watch Video Highlights.
Prithvi Shaw Injury Status: Here's what BCCI informed later
Update: The medical team is assessing Prithvi Shaw at the moment. He hurt his left ankle while attempting to take a catch at the boundary ropes. Shaw is being taken to the hospital for scans #TeamIndia pic.twitter.com/PVyCHBO98e
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 30, 2018
How quick his recovery will be, would be a prime concern for the Indian team management ahead of the first game. The first Test match between India and Australia will begin from December 6 at the Adelaide Cricket Ground. Stay tuned with LatestLY for all the latest news and updates about India Vs Australia Series 2018-19.